Jonathan Kamens

About me

Developer Information
Name Jonathan Kamens
Homepage http://stuff.mit.edu/~jik/
User since July 9, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 11 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Send Later Requires Restart

True "Send Later" functionality to schedule the time for sending an email.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (102)
61,122 users

Show All Body Parts

Enable the View | Message Body As | All Body Parts message display mode.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (18)
7,269 users

Dorando keyconfig Requires Restart

A modified Dorando's addon to rebind keyboard shortcuts. It is designed to be a drop-in replacement, keeping your old settings. (See details for upgrade instructions.)

As of version 2016.2, Custom keys (using custom JavaScript) work again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (30)
8,950 users

Folder Pane View Switcher Requires Restart

Add arrow buttons for rotating among folder views, and switch to "All Folders" view when hovering over the folder pane during drag & drop.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (42)
8,834 users

IMAP Received Date Requires Restart

Make the “Received” column in IMAP folders show when messages were actually received.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (8)
1,967 users

My Reviews

ToggleReplied

See new version that is compatible with current Thunderbird Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on, but unfortunately it's incompatible with the current versions of Thunderbird and SeaMonkey and its maintainer has disappeared: the web site is down and his email address bounces.

I've taken over maintenance of the add-on and created a new version which is compatible with current Thunderbird and SeaMonkey:

https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/addon/togglereplied-2/

Quick Locale Switcher

Broken in Firefox/Thunderbird 57+, maintainer email bounces Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately there are API changes in Firefox and Thunderbird 57 which break this add-on. I attempted to email a patch to the maintainer of the add-on, but my email bounced, so the add-on may be unsupported (and therefore permanently broken) at this point.

Custom Buttons

Alas, does not work with current Thunderbird version Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Buttons don't do anything when clicked in current Thunderbird version. Numerous errors in error console from the add-on on startup and when creating or editing buttons.

Emoji Menu

New version is better and worse than old one Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The emojis being inserted in the new version are bigger and more attractive and therefore superior.

However, they appear to be inserted in a weird way which causes the editor, at least on Linux (Thunderbird 52.1.1) to behave very oddly.

Try this:

1. Insert an emoji at the beginning of the message body.

2. Note that your text cursor disappears. Usually when this happens when you insert an image, you can make it come back by unfocusing the window and focusing again, but that doesn't work here. So, the disappearing cursor is a problem.

3. Try to move your cursor before the emoji you just typed so that you can add text before it. It's impossible.

4. Backspace to erase the emoji, then type ctrl-z to bring it back. You can't -- undo doesn't work.

I'm sure that all this is at least as much the fault of the editor as it is of the add-on, but it's still all a problem.

UAControl

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not working as of Firefox 28 (Linux x86_64).

Sxipper

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I was once quite enamored of Sxipper, but since firefox 3.6 came out I have been much less happy with it. There are two significant bugs that the Sxipper developer(s) have had months and months to fix, but there's no sign that they're going to do so any time soon. These bugs are significant enough that I think it's misleading to claim that Sxipper works with Firefox 3.6.

1. Sxipper login prompting for HTTP basic authentication doesn't work. None of the Sxipper buttons in the basic authentication login window work, and the only way to log into a site that uses HTTP basic authenticaiton is to disable Sxipper while doing so.

2. When the Sxipper login window is displayed, the firefox window underneath it is solid black; it's supposed to be greyed out but still vislble.

Firefox 3.6 was released six months ago. It's absurd that these major issues haven't been fixed yet in such a popular add-on with a (supposedly) active development team.

Send Later (old)

Thunderbird 3.1 version is available. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have ported this add-on to Thunderbird 3.1. See "Send Later 3" at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/195275/ .